Easy to Make Bench

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Introduction: Easy to Make Bench

A few months ago, I didn't have a fully equipped workshop yet. I only had a drill and a miter saw. I needed a bench so I started thinking how it could be done without needing to cut a big wooden board.

In the hardware store of the town, I found some wooden boards ready to use. I designed my bench combining four of those boards without any modifications. Thanks to the bottom one, the construction is very stable.

Step 1: What You Need

If you can find every piece of wood you need pre-cutted in a store, you won't even need a saw.

Step 2: Construction

Start the construction on a flat surface. You can press the parts against a wall to keep them well aligned.

Make sure the screws you have are not to long and won't go through the boards.

Step 3: Done !

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    13 Discussions

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    Leathaldose
    Leathaldose

    4 years ago

    Looks can be deceiving. Your picture makes it look like its about 2438 mm long x 635 mm wide and 610 mm high, which would be awesome for my use, but alas, yours is about .5 the size. still an awesome build, I would definetly finish it with a black walnut stain and a few clear coats.

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    manbri
    manbri

    Reply 4 years ago

    Maybe I should have put something else on the picture in order to better understand the scale. But you can easily rescale it as you need.

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    ClenseYourPallet
    ClenseYourPallet

    4 years ago

    Your bench turned out great. Simple and awesome! Thanks for sharing

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    manbri
    manbri

    Reply 4 years ago

    Happy to read it!

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    Clarkzkent
    Clarkzkent

    4 years ago

    I'm really impressed!! I'm going to the se your idea with the middle support board. Brilliant!!!

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    Kbridgesrivera
    Kbridgesrivera

    4 years ago

    Yay! I am so excited to do this this weekend! Exactly what I need and your instructions are GREAT! I'm pretty handy, but not an expert and sometimes the terminology/ builder jargon is so out of my realm, extra hours are spent googling furiously to figure out WHAT exactly the instructions are telling me to do. I commend your simple and doable design, and your clear concise instructions!!

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    Tonybp
    Tonybp

    4 years ago

    Thanks so much for sharing.

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    manbri
    manbri

    4 years ago

    Thanks for your nice comments !

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    pisham
    pisham

    4 years ago

    Thank you. That is a nice, simple design. It looks very sturdy. I also like the way you used graphics for the parts and tools. I'm just starting to try things and this looks like a good one to try out! I wonder how well it would scale up for a table or a coffee table?

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    manbri
    manbri

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thanks for your comment. Yes, it definitely could work for a coffee table, but the design might be a bit heavy for a regular table, I guess.

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    strumbot
    strumbot

    4 years ago

    Very clear ible. I like the diagrams. awesome job. 1st Subbed!

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    DIY Hacks and How Tos

    Great table design. I like how it has an under-shelf so that you can store stuff without taking up table top space.